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it's just people running in and dropping off. it's to protect the like lanes. there's no way to protect them without actually physically separating them, so please do that the whole length of valencia. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you. i have a next speaker. >> hi. good morning. my name is j.j. i live on valencia at 23rd street. and as you can see, i bike. i don't think there's any cars around, but it is a bit chilly. and the -- yeah, as some of the other commenters have suggested, the difference in the bike lane is absolutely night and day. actually, i turn on 14th street to get to work. that one block in the morning is just amazing, and that street of blocks coming home is amazing, ybut a greater proportion of my trip is actually unprotected, and that section is harrowing.
yes, i totally echo the concern that many have pointed out this moerk about uber and lyft. i am -- this morning about uber and lyft. as many of the bike commenters have pointed out, i think it's inaccurate to say that the bike lanes would be sufficient as is, even if the absence of-of uber and lyft. i am here to voice my support for the current pilot as well as any extensions at least to 23rd street, and that would come up, so thank you very much. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker? >> yeah, my name is brian, and i'm here to thank the sfmta for providing the initial $100,000
for the study of the separated bike lanes on valencia. combined with the money from the mayor's office, the sfmta estimated that these four blocks cost $800,000 or only 200,000 per block. i encourage the commissioners to keep this great project going, and continue this pilot project from 19th street all the way to mission street. the sidewalks and roads is the same width or the traffic conditions are the same from 19th to mission street. it would only cost an estimated 1.4 million to make the rest of valencia safe for pedestrians and cyclists. i urge you to continue this shovel ready project. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, sir. are there any other members of the public that would like to testify on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] [please stand by]
-- on bike share membership projects such as lyft, that upon purchased the operator must have a commensurate amount to the project. this year we expect to have approximately $720,000 in tsfcta funds for the projects. there's project types and requires program managers to adopt criteria that guide the selection of these local projects and this is the item before you today. and the transportation authority typically funds four to eight projects per year and we generally are able to fund most, if not all of the projects that meet eligibility requirements in. past years we funded diverse projects, bike parking and shuttles and low emission vehicles and even building
clipper capabilities into the i.d. card for discounted transit pass. and to prioritize projects we make sure that they meet the eligibility requirements, including cost effectiveness. and next unlike the policy guidelines, we prioritize projects based on project type. the first priority is zero emissions and non-vehicle projects like bike infrastructure. and next are shuttle services that provide first and last mile connections to transit and don't overlap with the existing ones. and third are alternative fuel vehicle projects. our local criteria also prioritizes the reductions and require consideration of other tactors such as project readiness and program diversity and past delivery track record. for this year we have three new criteria to reflect discussions over the board in the last year. first, community support would give priority to projects that
demonstrate the community support like being in a community-based transportation plan, and conducting outreach or a letter from one of you all, and the next benefits of concern would give priority to projects that benefit a community of concern, whether the project is located in that area or provides other benefits to a disadvantaged population. and, third, investment from non-public sponsors or partners where there is one. non-public entities are eligible to apply for a certain tfcs project categories, including alternative fuel vehicles and they may partner with public entities on other project types. so this gives priority to the projects that include an investment from nonpublic intity for the funds requested. this is our proposed schedule for this year's funding cycle. once criteria are adopted we'll release the project by march 1,
2019. and after reviewing and evaluating proposals we will present our staff recommendation to the cac in may and back to the board in june. and with that i can take any questions. >> are there any questions from commissioners? is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to adopt the tfca criteria made by commissioner brown. and seconded by commissioner mandelman and we have the same house, same call. the item is adopted on first read. next item. >> clerk: to execute the master agreements programs supplemental agreements and cooperative agreements and any amendments thereto with the california department of transportation for receipt of federal and state funds for the westside bridges seismic retrofit project in the amount of $7 million and the southgate
improvement project for $30 million. this is an action item. >> good afternoon chair peskin and commissioners. i'm happy to report that we're getting very close to construction on very important projects here on y.b.i. so i'm going to go ahead and do this here in the next five minutes, understanding the hour. i just want to do a refresher course for some of the commissioners that have not been out to y.b.i. recommend or new to the board. we completed the eastside ramps, the new westbound on and off ramps, in the latter part of 2016. and the total project cost over $100 million funded with bridge program, and state proposition 1-before and tida funds. we're currently closing out that project. you know, as part of that we created a vista point which is actually quite gentlema majestiu can see the view. >> sfgtv, your powerpoint. you might want to go back to your last slide.
>> sure. an aerial view of the new westbound on and off ramps that we just completed. and the very high bridge structures over the historic quarters one project there and just completed that project and we're ready to close that out this spring. and also too now you can see on the point is the vista point that we created with the toll authority. it is an active basically a vista point that we have pathways and drinking fountains for folks from the east bay or from treasure island. and finally just -- finally a note -- you know, we relocated the historic property to the clipper cove area and created there a small park. and built restrooms as a requirement for that area. and it was opened in october 2017. and i'm giving you that background because now the rest of the work here is related to that and in particular what we call the southgate road realignment. what this does is to go ahead
and reestablish the interstate 80 eastbound off-ramp. as you're driving through the tunnel towards oakland on the right side there, there is an off-ramp that's been closed for about 15 years. so we'll go ahead and reopen that in partnership with caltraan and the toll authority. and realign southgate road which is the off-ramp there that will basically as you see there in that maroon color there -- we're grade separating the traffic separation so it's safe in that regard and building the final components of the bike-ped path in that area. >> back to that slide, eric, the red is the southgate road as you're driving and coming off on the right side you'll get off on the right and you'll go over what is southgate road and then go under the blue, which actually the blue is southgate road? i thought it was the red to the north of that?
i mean -- >> you mean the orange? >> yeah, the orange. >> that's the bike path as you come off. >> got it. >> okay? a little bit about the schedule here. spring of 2019, we're basically at the very end right now of finalidessing all of our environmental design or right-of-way documents. we were held up a little bit by the federal furlough, let's hope that doesn't happen again. but we're ready to advertise in the springs of 2019 and we're estimating the contract at $31 million. and, once again, it is funded primarily with federal highway bridge program, 1-b, seismic retrofit with tida funds. let's move on to the -- what we call the westside bridges. the roadway in that picture there is basically the roadway that shows the roadway on the western slope of the island. it is the western approach to the bay bridge. there are seismically deficient
bridge structures and where basically our strategy is to realign the road and create more retaining wall structures and push the -- push hillcrest road into the hillside there. and to do some retrofits of some final bridges there. and this project as we reported late last year, we've chosen a contractor through the construction management delivery method and we're intent to complete the design by the spring of 2020. and start construction in the summer of 2020 and end it in 2021, the latter part. this construction estimate right now is $55 million and funded significantly with significant contributions from the federal highway bridge program and state proposition 1-before wit-b with. and cal tran asks us to go ahead and to seek a resolution for the execution of key caltran agreements and master
agreements, etc. so here we're requesting authorization for the executive director to execute those agreements for the two subject projects. that completes my presentation. >> thank you. any questions for mr. cordoba? seeing none, any public comment on this item? seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. and i believe that miss chang that we modified the language for our conversation to limit the scope of the delegation of authority. is there a motion to authorization the executive director as set forth in item 11? motion made by commissioner haney, and seconded. we have the same item and next item, please. >> clerk: item 12, a two-year professional services contract with the option to extend for two, two-year periods and incorporated the amount not to exceed $100,000 for performance monitoring and analysis services for the congestion management
program. this is an action item. >> mr. sana, did i say that right? >> yes, thank you, chair peskin and commissioners am i'm here to seek approval for a contract for performance monitoring for the congestion management program or c.m.p. and as the agency of san francisco, the transportation authority prepared the c.m.p. report update every two years. this is in accordance with the state law to monitor the congestion on c.m.p. roadway networks and to mitigate congestion if it falls below certain thresholds. other than that, it's not specifically required by legislation, but we monitor speeds and collect data on pedestrians and bicyclists to measure the performance. and consistent services are needed to assist us in going out and collecting this data in the field and also processing and analyzing the data. we issued an r.f.p. in november last year seeking consultant
services and by due date in december we had received two proposals. a selection panel comprised of staff from the transportation authority, and also afmta, reviewed the proposals and interviewed the teams. the panel recommended award of contract to the highest ranking from the university of kentucky research foundation, along with wiltec. and the team distinguished itself with a much better understanding of the project objectives, especially around the multi-model performance aspect of it. and they also had better capabilities to deliver software code to do the process analysis which makes it more efficient in future cycles. and with that i'm happy to take any questions. >> commissioner mandelman? no. all right, i don't see any
questions. miss fong, do you want to say anything? you know what i'm thinking. >> debbie fong, with finance and administration. just a clarification, this contract is going to rural tech with a sub to the university of kentucky. >> that's been stated for the record. any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to move item number 12? made by commissioner brown and seconded by commissioner fewer. we have the same how house, same call. it's passed on first reading. that takes us to introduction of new items. and i will use that opportunity to talk a little bit about something that is happening in this chamber a little later today with regard to the long discussed e-ref proposals. (please stand by)
>> chair peskin: and i've heard this from commissioner yee as to west portal, from all of the commissioners who have districts that border vanness, i've heard those concerns, and we want to get in front of them relative to geary b.r.t. impacts. so as we know, the part of the eraf discussion relative to the m.t.a. -- and i want to thank supervisor safai who pushed that $5 million for mitigation funding for relief. in light of that and our discussion, what i would like to do is ask our t.a. staff to analyze and present policy recommendations, and they can
do that in conjunction with the sfmta and other agencies, including our department of public works as to how this fund ought to be administered, what the eligibility criteria should be or would be, how small businesses can effectively be built into the oversigh oversight. and also speaking of oversight and structuring the fund, i am looking forward to hearing the final recommendations from our c.t.a. staff as it relates to oversight and restructuring and delivery of the caltrain retail extension, something that took on a whole new shade as the
govern governor announced about an hour ago it doesn't appear this administration is going to support high speed rail from los angeles to the city of san francisco, so we need to weave that into the discussion. there are different interpretations of what the governor said, but i have just read his speech, and it seems pretty darn clear to me. so i want that to be a part of your thought process as it relates to tjpa and caltrain extension. are there any other commissioners who have new items for introduction. commissioner safai? >> supervisor safai: you essentially just took everything that i was going to say, so it was great. i was going to talk about the mitigation fund. thank you for acknowledging the work that we did on that. basically, that came out of this body. we heard from a lot of people
loud and clear that have been impacted. i would just say one thing to the tjpa, to ensure that there's an appropriate point of contact because it's one thing to have the mitigation fund setup, it's another thing to actually make it accessible and useable in a timely manner, so when small businesses are coming in to discuss the impact that a project is having on their bottom line, it's important to have the appropriate point of contact, particularly if an agency has not done that in the past. and the second thing i would say is the governor announcing he's no longer interested in funding the second leg. the governor has stated it's too expensive to do. l.a. to san francisco, which seems to me this body would have a lot to say about, given the fact that that seems to be the highest volume of traffic.
one of the largest cell is the flight patterns and the traffic patterns from san francisco to l.a. and l.a. to san francisco would be mitigated or diminished by having an alternative form of high speed rail. and so something that i think that your body should weigh in on, and thank you, supervisor chair peskin for saying it. that's it. thank you. >> chair peskin: yes. and thank you. i know that eraf is not before us right here, but it will be in 1.5 hours. but i do want to say to folks that have concerns about our not investing that $5 million into l.r.v.s or other transportation improvements that could be felt right now. i think what we are all collectively aware of is if we do not get ahead of the mitigation impact issue, the voters aren't going to vote for
another prop a of .5 million. it's going to be harder and harder for us to justify the hundreds of millions of dollars for b.r.t. projects and subway extensions and what have you. while i understand the concerns and frustration that we're not plowing into l.r.v.s and eraf, is there anything further on general public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed, and we are adjourned. [gavel] .
implement and shape it into realty love the champs of working through cost quality schedule political and environmental structuring and finding the satisfaction of seeing the project come into fruition i've also take advantage of the sfpuc training program yunt my certification i see the flow from the pipeline into the tunnel one by one and i also had several opportunities to attend and make presentations at conferences also as a tape recording san francisco resident authenticity rewarding to know the work i do contribute to the quality of life my life and those around me everybody.
i'm scott adams. i'm board chair of the a.p.a. heritage foundation. we want to thank you for joining us this evening as we celebrate lunar new year, the year of the boar. we wish you and your family the best of fortune, prosperity and much happiness. we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing funds and coordinating resources to support the city's annual a.p.a. heritage organization festivities. our organization is made up of a very small board, and i'd like to introduce to you our directors. we have our treasurer, irene
yee riley, our incoming treasurer, j.j. lara. board member matt mooey, and our founder and president, claudine ching. [applause] >> so although we're a very small organization, we're able to put on celebration events every year because of the dedicated members of the a.d.a. celebration committee, and that's a group of 30-some odd representatives of the community that makeup the a.p.a. community. so if you are a member of that group, can you please raise your hand? okay. everyone give them a hand. [applause] >> want to thank you so much for being part of the a.p.a. team. now please give a warm welcome
to our president and founder, claudine ching. >> thank you, scott. [applause] >> thank you, everyone for helping to come celebrate lunar new year. today is the third day of the new year. some of us were in chinatown for the first day of the year with mayor breed, and when i friend, walter wong, celebrated the biggest celebration in chinatown with eight pigs, is that right? and firecrackers, so i want to acknowledge of the presence of the mayor who will be speaking shortly and the members of the council and community members of the so eve-- members. every year, we kick off events in the community with the lunar new year celebration. we can take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about what we are doing for a.p.a. heritage month this year.
some of you may not have been to our a.p.a. heritage month celebration, so i want to take the opportunity to talk about the a.p.a. heritage month. last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the law that established this particular celebration. so the month of may, why is it the month of may a.p.a. heritage month? congress decided because of two reasons. the first day of 1943 marked the rival on may 7 of the first japanese immigrant into the united states in the record so that was one reason. and the other reason was on may 10 -- 1843 -- 1869 was the completion of the trans-continental railroad. so that's why the month of may was selected, and this year was
the 150th anniversary of the trans-continental railroad. so for this year's celebration on may 1, as you all are invited to our event, together with mayor breed, we'll be celebrating two significant historic events. one is the completion of the trans-continental railroad, and the other one actually is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the college of ethnic studies at san francisco state. this is unbelievable that to this date, although there are a lot of ethnics -- different studies classes in many universities and colleges, our san francisco state remains the only ethnic studies department in the whole country where asian american studies african american studies, all ethnic studies had a part of. this is a momentum decision. we are very happy to be
celebrating these two significant occasions this year, and during our event, we will be presenting the second annual edwin mah lee public service award. last year, the winner was our assessor-recorder carmen chiu. we're very happy to have her -- in the month of may be able to bring to our city a whole month of activities. we have plenty of events because we have celebrations, partners such as the asian art museum, san francisco public library, and the country's largest asian american themed festival. with all of these organizations, i think we have a healthy calendar. but back to today, we are happy to be here, celebrating lunar new year.
we are very lucky to be in a city that we have cultural offerings with the different cultural offerings. so some of you -- some of you may not have met mayor breed. mayor breed is a native of san francisco. she grew up in the western addition in the public housing, graduated from schools -- from schools in san francisco, from galileo, as i remember, and without taking the time to read the mayor's long bio, many people have asked me how is it working with mayor breed? and i just have to say, i am not jewish, but if i were jewish, our mayor has a lot of chutzpah. no matter what issue she is addressing, housing, transportation, public education, every time i hear the mayor talk about this,
she's open-minded. she's willing to look at other solutions of the city that have been -- of problems of the city that have been around for years and decades. so we're very proud to have mayor breed with us today. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you, claudine. you know, when i first started on the board of supervisors, i attended this event, and it was always in room 201, in the mayor's conference room. and i would always say, claudine, we're growing. we need more space. and finally, she took me up on my word, and she decided we were going to move this incredible celebration to here, the north light court. this is our great celebration of our a.p.i. heritage month kind of kickoff. even though it's not in the month of may, it is during the
lunar new year which is of course fitting that we celebrate such a time honored tradition here in our city. i want to thank so many people who are joining here -- joining us here today, including so many folks from the leadership, many of our sister cities, folks from manila, from osaka -- yes, you can clap -- from seoul, taipei, ho chi mint cities, places that we share more than our brotherly and sisterly loves, but relationships of community, of business, and a number of other things that are so important and vital to the success of not just san francisco but the entire world. i also want to take this time to recognize that we have a number of council generals who are with us here today. starting with the council
general of the philippines, who is -- i hope i don't butcher your name council general. i apologize from the philippines, and his wife. thank you so much for being here. council general for the republic of korea is here, as well. and council general from japan. thank you so much for joining us. we have really an incredible relationship with so many of our sister cities as well as the council generals from all over the world, and san francisco, as you know, has been the gateway to the pacific, and we truly value our relationships which promote trade and cultural and educational exchanges. we -- we know sadly we're living in a time our immigrant population and our cultural diversity are sometimes not welcomed in other cities across the united states, but i want
you to know that here in san francisco, it's not only welcomed, it's celebrated. it is celebrated in a way that really honors our rich history and our traditions. and we have many celebrations throughout the year, including during the month. we just kicked off black history month here in the rotunda in city hall, chinese lunar new year, which is amazing, along with an amazing parade and a number of festivities, and we will kick off asia-pacific heritage month, which we started celebrating in 2005. when i served on the board with supervisor -- well, actually, only supervisor president yee was on the board when we passed that resolution, making it official in san francisco. and here he is now, the president of the board of supervisors, along with his colleagues, and they'll be talking in just a minute. so i am just here to say thank
you to so many of you, especially because as we know, it takes a lot of resources to put together so many amazing community activities that promote our diversity and our culture, and i just want to thank the a.p.i. heritage committee for their continued work and fund raising and bringing people together. and claudine, at this time, i'd like to honor you and the members of the committee with a certificate thanking you for your service and the work you continue to do every year, not only asking for support, but twisting our arm and making us all participate and help us to understand how important this is to so many of our asian communities around the city. thank you for being a real advocate for the a.p.i. community in san francisco.
[applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you, everyone. [speaking chinese language] >> so understand board president norman yee's here with all his colleagues, and from the dinner we have in chinatown recently, i was shocked to hear that every single one of the board members of supervisors speak beautiful chinese, japanese, all kinds of
languages. so in the interest of time, because i understand that mayor breed might have to leave, so i'm going to ask you to maybe just say two lines of greetings in your own language, whatever you prefer. and try not to repeat what the -- what the preceding speaker have said, okay? but maybe we should start with president yee. >> president yee: thank you, claudine. [speaking native language] >> president yee: happy new year to every one of you. this is a great celebration that happens every year. i want to thank the a.p.a. heritage foundation to sponsor this every year because it really means a lot to our community. yes, mayor breed, it's true. in san francisco, we embrace our diversity.
in san francisco, and probably the only city, the public school actually gets a day off for lunar new year. probably the only district -- we should give them a big hand. [applause] >> president yee: and that was made possible because of the leadership of supervisor fewer and myself and a few other a.p.i. school board members that were able to provide to say you know, it makes a difference to 50% of your students, and they made it happen. now another thing, every year, we get to look at the new stamp. by the way, claudine, i still have the original one, 1993, when you unveiled that, that was such a happening. this is something that took a little while to get the federal government, the post office to
actually engage and make this happen for us because they didn't -- there was a little rip resistance there, but after a while, they said wow, this is pretty good. to all of you, to all of my colleagues here, we are here to celebrate, and we are here to honor the a.p.a. heritage foundation. so on behalf of the full board of supervisors, we'd like to give you this certificate. claudi claudine scott, would you come up and accept it?
[applause] >> president yee: so come on up. just say happy new year. >> supervisor fewer: [speaking native language] [applause] >> good evening, everyone. my name is matt haney. i'm supervisor from district six. congratulations and thank you for all your work to the a.p.a. heritage foundation. i have to say i've been to a few celebrations around the year of the pig, but this is the first one that i've seen where there's a whole pig to eat. happy to celebration with you. >> supervisor brown: hi. i'm vallie brown, the proud supervisor of japantown.
unfortunately, can you please tell me how to say happy new year in japanese? [inaudible] [applause] >> supervisor safai: good evening. my name is supervisor ahsha safai. happy new year. very happy to be here for the third or fourth year. congratulations to claudine and all the leadership for a.p.a. this is a wonderful celebration. i actually am also an asian supervisor from western asia, from the -- from the country of iran, so i'm going to say happy new year in farsi. [speaking native language] >> supervisor safai: thank you. [applause] >> thank you. ve we want to acknowledge d.b.i.,
the head, tom, and mohamed nuru from the department of public works. we have captain link from central station, and commander lozar. so the highlight of today's program is unveiling of the lunar new year stamp. as board of supervisors president yee mepgsed, inntion u.u u.s. post office issued the first series of stamps in 1993. this is the last year of the series of stamps. we are not sure if we're going to get the new ones. so there is a pgs for all of you to sign after the program because we want to make sure the united states postal service unders we in san
francisco, just like many people around the country, we love our stamp that celebrate our cultural heritage. i would like to invite post master abraham cooper. >> good afternoon. or i should say good evening. you know, it's an honor to unveil the 12th and very last stamps and celebrating the lunar new year. as the post master of san francisco, i'm proud to present such a beautiful and meaningful stamp. it represents a lot of significance not only to the community but also to the people that we serve in san francisco, but our employees, as well as we celebrate, and they also celebrate lunar new year. the lunar new year stamp is currently available for sale at the local postal service and also independently also as
booklets. the board believes to represent luck and good fortune but also symbolized hard work and generosity as trust and also sincerity. i'd also like to think that the postal service fits that description well as the relationships between the san francisco district community and the leaders that's in the room today. and without further adieu, i'd like to bring up the mayor as well as norman yee and claudine chan for the unveelg of tilinge chan for the unveiling of the stamp. [applause] [inaudible] [applause] streets.
when i was growing up in the 60s and 50's a good portion of chicano-american chinese-american lived in north beach a nob hill community. >> as part the immigrant family is some of the recreation centers are making people have the ability to get together and meet 0 other people if communities in the 60s a 70s and 80s and 90s saw a move to the richmond the sunset district and more recently out to the excelsior the avenue community as well as the ensuring u bayview so chinese family living all over the city and when he grape it was in this area. >> we're united. >> and growing up in the area that was a big part of the my leave you know playing
basketball and mycy took band lessons and grew up. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> allergies welcome to the community fair it kicks off three weeks of celebrations for the year and let's keep everybody safe and celebrate the biggest parade outside of china on february 11th go best wishes and congratulations and 3, 2, 1
happy enough is enough. >> i grew up volley ball education and in media professional contrary as an educator he work with all skids whether or not caucasian hispanic and i african-american cumber a lot of arrest binge kids my philosophy to work with all kids but being here and griping in the chinese community being a chinese-american is important going to american school during the day but went to chinese school that is community is important working with all the kids and having them exposed to all culture it is important to me. >> it is a mask evening. >> i'd like to thank you a you all to celebrate an installation of the days here in the asian
art museum. >> one time has become so many things in the past two centuries because of the different did i licks the immigration officer didn't understand it became no standard chinese marine or cantonese sproupgs it became so many different sounds this is convenient for the immigration officer this okay your family name so this tells the generations of immigrants where they come from and also many stories behind it too. >> and what a better way to celebrate the enough is enough nuru with the light nothing is more important at an the hope
the energy we. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> relative to the current administration it is, it is touching very worrisome for our immigrant frames you know and some of the stability in the country and i know how this new president is doing you know immigration as well as immigrants (fireworks) later than you think new year the largest holiday no asia and china those of us when my grandparents came over in the
19 hundreds and celebrated in the united states chinese nuru is traditional with a lot of meani meaning. >> good afternoon my name is carmen chu assessor-recorder i want to wish everything a happy new year thank you for joining us i want to say. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm proud to be a native san franciscan i grew up in the
chinatown, north beach community port commission important to come back and work with those that live in the community that i grew up in and that that very, very important to give back to continue to work with the community and hope e help those who may not be as capable in under serving come back and give
[gavel]. >> chair peskin: good afternoon and welcome to the land use and transportation committee of the san francisco board of supervisors for today, february 11, 2019. i am the chair of the committee, aaron peskin. joined to my right by vice chair supervisor ahsha safai and to my left by committee member matt haney. our clerk is miss erica major. miss major, could you please give us any announcements and then please call the first item. >> clerk: yes. please make